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Drawing on her own experience Anne Brontë exposes the isolated world of a nineteenth century governess in Agnes Grey, her debut novel. This edition is introduced by historian and biographer, Juliet Barker.
When Agnes Grey’s family falls on hard times she insists on being allowed to find work as a governess. In her first position she struggles to control the unruly children of the Bloomfield family and eventually she leaves. She then looks after two sisters, one a tom boy and the other a ruthless flirt. The only bright spot in her life is her fledgling friendship with young clergyman, Edmund Weston. When her father falls ill, she returns home and sets up a school with her mother. To her delight, Edmund Weston reappears in her life.